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Open Source MobaXterm Alternatives

The best open source alternative to MobaXterm is mRemoteNG. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to MobaXterm and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to MobaXterm are Remmina, ConEmu, Terminator and cmder.

MobaXterm alternatives are mainly Terminal Emulators but may also be Remote Desktop Tools or Shells. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MobaXterm.
This page was last updated May 18, 2022
MobaXterm
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

MobaXterm is an enhanced terminal app that brings the advanced features of a Unix-like command-line to Windows. It takes...

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  1. mRemoteNG is a fork of mRemote , an open source, tabbed, multi-protocol, remote connections manager.

    mRemoteNG vs MobaXterm opinions
    Most users think mRemoteNG is a great alternative to MobaXterm.

    Most of the functionality like MobaXterm. But Open Source.

    Positive comment about 2 months ago
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    mRemoteNG is the only one on this list that is actually an alternative to MobaXterm in terms of functionality offered and core features.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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  2. Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+. Remmina primarily targets system administrators and travelers that need to work with computers remotely in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks.

    Most users think Remmina is a great alternative to MobaXterm.


  3. Windows console emulator with tabs, which presents multiple consoles and simple GUI applications as one customizable GUI window with various features.

  4. Terminator enables the user to run and manage multiple terminal emulators side-by-side in the same window. The main focus is arranging terminals in a grid. (Tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports.

    Terminator vs MobaXterm opinions
    Some users think Terminator is a great alternative to MobaXterm, some don't.
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    This is a terminal emulator. Moba is an ssh, rdp, telnet, xdmcp, vnc, etc client.

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  5. Cmder is an open-source replacement for the Windows command-line. It relies on ConEmu , extending it with the power of .

    cmder vs MobaXterm opinions
    This alternative is disputed. cmder is still a legitimate alternative to MobaXterm, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    this is a simple shell emulator not a ssh client

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    Completely different functionality.

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    MobaXterm is not so much a shell replacement, but an ssh terminal, sftp, ftp client, integrated x windows server, linux emulation (via integrated cygwin) and as such cmder is not an alternative to mobaXterm

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    not a ssh connection tools

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    Cmder manages local consoles, MobaXTerm manages remote sessions over a range of protocols. While you could use Cmder and then open an SSH from the local commandline, to call it an alternative is a bit of a stretch.

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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    Mobaxterm simulations a whole host of protocols and console emulator is only a tiny portion of what it can do.

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    They do entirely different things.

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  6. Tabby is an infinitely customizable cross-platform terminal app for local shells, serial, SSH and Telnet connections.

  7. Hyper™ is a beautiful and extensible, cross-platform terminal built on open web standards. It provides an elegant command-line experience that is consistent across all supported platforms which includes macOS, Windows and various Linux distributions like Fedora and Debian.

    Hyper vs MobaXterm opinions
    Some users think Hyper is a great alternative to MobaXterm, some don't.

    Hyper is just a terminal. No file manager, port forwarding or session management (X11, VNC, etc..)

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  8. KiTTY is an opensource terminal emulator, forked from PuTTY , that adds many extra features to the original software.

    KiTTY vs MobaXterm opinions
    Most users think KiTTY is a great alternative to MobaXterm.

    Verry good SSH client. Integrates with WinSCP and pscp. Is the same as PuTTY but with extra's. The i.e. integrated launcher functionality. Session information in files and not in the registry. With dirmode on.

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  9. Windows Terminal is a new, modern, feature-rich, productive terminal application for command-line users.

  10. Termux

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • zsh
    • Bash

    Ready to go. Termux works directly with no rooting or setup required. At first start a minimal base system is installed automatically - you decide what to do next.

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